Google Analytics is the most powerful tool when it comes to analysing traffic coming onto your website. Here are some reasons why you should train yourself to regularly use the tool to your advantage.
- Where your visitors are coming from – very important if you’re targeting a specific audience.
- How your visitors found your website – this is very important for determining which of your efforts are paying off. It shows if visitors found your site directly, through a referral from another website (ex: Twitter, Facebook), or from search engines.
- Web browsers used by your visitors – knowing which web browsers your visitors use allows you to know which browsers you should be focusing on.
- What keywords were used by visitors in the search engines to get to your website – this is very crucial for SEO. Knowing which keywords people are searching for to get to your site determines if you are on the right track.